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Khayrallah Prize

The annual Khayrallah Prize recognizes the best artistic expression of Lebanon and of the Lebanese Diaspora.

Whether in visual art, written work, performance or electronic medium, the Khayrallah Prize identifies, awards and publicly honors those whose original work focuses on any aspect of life in Lebanon, or among Lebanese immigrants, whether in the past or present. The winner will receive a monetary prize of $10,000, and will be invited to receive the prize at a public ceremony in Lebanon with a presentation of their winning contribution.

Application Process

  • All entrants need to submit a typed, single spaced biographical sketch. This typed narrative should not exceed ONE (1) page in length. This needs to be in English.
  • In addition, all entrants must submit a typed, double spaced narrative (in English) that describes their artwork and how they think it expresses the Lebanese diasporic experience. This statement should not exceed THREE (3) pages in length. Submissions without a statement will not be judged. Both of these can be submitted via mail (see below for address) or emailed to  lebanesestudies@ncsu.edu with Khayrallah Prize in the subject line.
  • The language of written works and audio visual entries may be Arabic, English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.
  • If you are submitting a published book then please mail a copy to:

Dr. Akram Khater
Khayrallah Art Prize
Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies
Box 8013, NCSU
Raleigh, NC 27695

  • If you are entering artwork into the competition, then:
    • Attach your work in digitized format. Make sure original photographs, sculptures, paintings, etc. are available in the event the selection team chooses to view them.
    • Email all entries to: lebanesestudies@ncsu.edu with Khayrallah Prize in the subject line
  • If you are entering an audio or visual production (film, documentary, music composition, etc.) for the Khayrallah Prize then please:
    • Send a physical copy (DVD, CD, etc.) or digital link.
      • Send digital link to lebanesestudies@ncsu.edu with Khayrallah Prize in the subject line
      • Mail physical copy to:

Dr. Akram Khater
Khayrallah Art Prize
Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies
Box 8013, NCSU
Raleigh, NC 27695

Deadline for 2019 Submissions: Submission period opens June 1, 2019 and the deadline for receiving all applications is August 31, 2019

Questions and queries may be sent to akhater@ncsu.edu